Blog Buddy Read for July!

Anyone have Daughter of Smoke and Bone on their TBR or want to re-read it? Join in on this buddy read!

Hey there bookish people!

I hope you guys are having an amazing week. Tasha @Head In The Cloud, Heart In The Books confirmed everything awhile back I kept forgetting to post this but finally I’m doing it. 😛


I’m hosting the Blog Buddy Read or Read-Along for July-

  • We are going to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
  • It will be starting from 15th July till the end of the month so anybody can read this book within that span of time.
  • Then after finishing the book we can all come together and gush about it before writing our respective reviews.

I will be glad if you guys decide to join me. And most of all I wish we have a blast reading this book! Really can’t wait! 😀

Happy reading. ❤

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Popsugar Reading Challenge Week 7 & 8 Update!

Hey there everyone, I skipped last week’s update so I’m going to mix it in with this week’s one. I didn’t have much progress last week (or this week, for that matter) but here is how much I’ve read so far:

So, in these two weeks, I read 1 book for the challenge, so it puts me at 32/52. (Week 1: 5 books, Week 2: 4 books, Week 3: 7 books, Week 4: 3 books, Week 5: 9, Week 6: 3) Yeah… not the progress I was looking for. In my defence, I was reading other books. But still. I’m aiming to finish more Popsugar challenge books this week and afterwards. Obviously I’m going to need more time than my planned goal of approximately end of June/start of July, but oh well. Fingers crossed!

  • A book with more than 500 pages: Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern
  • A classic romance: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • A book that became a movie: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  • A book published this year: The Heir by Kiera Cass
  • A book with a number in the title: Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth
  • A book written by someone under 30: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • A book with nonhuman characters: Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • A funny book: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • A book by a female author: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  • A mystery or thriller: Deception So Deadly by Clara Kensie
  • A book with a one-word title: Aftermath by Tom Lewis
  • A book of short stories: The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter
  • A book set in a different country: Tiger’s Promise by Colleen Houck
  • A popular author’s first book: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet: A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • A book a friend recommended: Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  • A book at the bottom of your to-read list: Skinned by Robin Wasserman
  • A book based entirely on its cover: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  • A book you can finish in a day: The Fill-in Boyfriend by Kasie West
  • A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit: Zaria Fierce & the Secret of Gloomswood Forest by Keira Gillett
  • A trilogy: (Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee) Angelfall, World After, End of Days)
  • A book with a love triangle: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • A book set in the future: Flash Point by Nancy Kress
  • A book set in high school: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
  • A graphic novel: Sisters by Reina Telgemeier
  • A book by an author you’ve never read before: Animal by Nikki Rae
  • A book you own but have never read: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • A book that was originally written in a different language: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • A book you started but never finished: Wicked by Sara Shepard
  • A banned book: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Alright! There we have it, my update for the Popsugar challenge. 🙂 How have your challenges been going? Hopefull they’ve been better than mine.


WWW Wednesday #11 (June 17)

Hey there! The time has come for another WWW Wednesday, a meme formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading and now hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. To play along, answer the three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading: I’m currently reading Wash Me Away by Wendy Owens (you can check out a teaser for it here) as well as just started to read We Are Watching by Stephen Stewart. I also started to read Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (a re-read for my Popsugar challenge). I’m enjoying them all so far!

Recently finished: I recently finished Unleashed by Liz Coley, Vanish by Nicola Marsh, as well as Deception So Deadly and Deception So Dark by Clara Kensie, & Unknown Sender by Ryan Lanz. Reviews will be coming soon for all, except for Unknown Sender, as I have already posted a review on it. You can check it out here.

Read next: I am planning on reading (like last week):

Along with these books, I have a few review copies I will try to get to:

So that’s it for this week’s WWW Wednesday! What have you been reading now, then and next? Let me know in the comments below or link your post! ❤

Happy Wednesday!


The Funeral Singer by Linda Budzinski | Book Blitz & Giveaway


Welcome to this week’s

Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays!

This week features:

The Funeral Singer by Linda Budzinski!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!


Being a funeral singer was a dead-end job until it led her to him …

Seventeen-year-old Melanie Martin has witnessed her share of lame eulogies and uninspired epitaphs while singing part-time at her dad’s funeral home. She’s determined to be more than a funeral singer, more than just someone’s “beloved wife” or “loving mother.”

When Mel’s impromptu rendition of “Amazing Grace” at a local rock star’s graveside service goes viral on YouTube, she becomes an Internet sensation, gains thousands of fans and followers, and snags a hot rock star boyfriend–Zed Logan, bass player for The Grime.

But instant fame isn’t easy—and neither is love. Especially when Mel realizes she’s falling for another guy—one who may just want her heart more than her voice …

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Linda Budzinski

Linda Acorn Budzinski decided in the second grade that she wanted to be a “Paperback Writer,” just like in the Beatles song. She majored in journalism in college and now works in marketing and communications. She spent 18 years at a trade association in the funeral service industry, where she discovered that funeral directors are some of the bravest and most compassionate people on earth. Linda lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Joe, and their chihuahua, Demitria. She has two step-daughters, Eris and Sarah. THE FUNERAL SINGER is her debut novel. She is represented by Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger Inc.

THE FUNERAL SINGER is Linda Budzinski’s first novel.

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